Abigail Quigley McCarthy
The Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women's Research, Resources, and Scholarship was founded in 1985 and first directed by Catherine Lupori, a member of the English Department and coordinator of the then-new minor in Women's Studies.
In 1986, the Center was dedicated to Abigail Quigley McCarthy (1915-2001), alumna, activist, and author. McCarthy spent her life improving the status of women in education, public policy, and the church. She was a columnist for Commonweal and also wrote successful novels and a highly praised memoir, Private Faces, Public Places.